Olin Marler’s Charter Fishing Service has the largest fishing fleet on the Emerald Coast! We are pleased to have the opportunity to introduce our fleet and invite you aboard to fish the beautiful, unspoiled waters of the Gulf of Mexico. With knowledge based on a lifetime of experience, we assure you a deep-sea fishing adventure that will make for a dandy “fish tale”.
Destin private charters with Olin Marler Charters offer anglers the ultimate deep sea fishing experience. Craft your dream trip targeting a number of desirable species including snapper, grouper, mahi mahi, sailfish, and more! Unlike a semi-private or party boat charter that hold dozens of people from multiple groups, on a private charter the captain and crew will accommodate only your group of up-to 6 people ages 7+.
Please call 850.837.7095 or email us for questions about our Destin private charters including rates and availability.
The boat will go out anywhere from 10-30 miles depending on the length of your trip. If you do not want to go out far, we recommend booking shorter trips.
Bait, tackle, fishing license and fish fillet. The crew works for tips and it’s customary to tip 15-20%.
It varies depending on the season. The captain will try to find fish that are in season so the customers may keep them. Some of the popular species include grouper, red snapper, vermillion snapper, black snapper, white snapper, scamp, trigger fish, mackeral, amberjack and even shark!
For those experiencing Destin fishing charters for the first time, we offer small group or party boat charters that are inexpensive trips geared towards giving people a first time fishing experience.
A private charter only has your group members on the boat, but a Party/Group Charter (AKA Head Boat) has other families on board as well.
The morning fishing trips typically go out between 6am and 8am. Please confirm your trip times prior to departure.
Yes, the boat has mens and womens restrooms.
Yes, the crew is there to help with the fishing pole.
Due to the potential for high seas, it is recommended that small children and pregnant women do not participate unless they are familiar with the vessel and the experience.
Customers may keep any fish that are in season and of legal size. The mates will fillet the fish for tips and bag it for the customers. Gulf fish is safe to eat according to the FDA.
It is recommended to bring a small 6 pack cooler with food, drinks and ice. Other items to bring include suntan lotion, rags, camera, motion sickness medicine and a hat. Customers are asked to dress appropriately since it can be very hot during peak summer season.
The bait will vary, but mostly squid or cigar minnow.
Yes, you may bring your own tackle if you wish.
It’s always a good time to go fishing, but the season will determine what fish we can go after. Please visit Florida FWC for info on what is in season.
Yes, but no glass or hard liquor.
The captain will be the only one to cancel the trip. Customers cannot cancel just because they see a few grey skies. If we are forced to come in early after a trip departs, we will offer a prorated credit for a future trip. Please discuss with captain as this will vary on a case by case basis.
The boat is not handicap accessible, but the crew and captain will do their best to make arrangements in order to get the customers on and off the boat. Please call us for more details.